Fort Worth Fire nationally ranked as Class-1 department

first_img + posts Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter Linkedin Fort Worth’s art scene gets a little bigger with the opening of the Art Room Previous articleTrack And Field returns to College Station for Charlie Thomas InvitationalNext articleBLUU Cheese Grill opens on campus Jacob Smith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jacob Smith Jacob Smith Jacob Smith printThe Fort Worth Fire Department is being recognized as a Class-1 department after receiving a 9.2 rating from the Insurance Services Office, which evaluates departments across 47,000 fire-response jurisdictions.The Fire Department wrote on its Facebook page it is among only 240 departments nationwide to be distinguished as Class-1, which the Insurance Services Office defines as having “superior property fire protection.” The Fire Department was previously rated Class-2.The Insurance Services Office bases their evaluation on three key areas: fire department, emergency communications and water supply.The class-1 designation indicates a lower risk of damages to homes and businesses which can cause insurance companies to lower insurance rates in these low-risk communities.Mark Hanna, media director for the Insurance Council of Texas, said that rates are set by the individual insurance companies; but the achievement will play a major role in evaluating risk.“It’s a big deal,” he said. “The insurance companies look at all kind of things but fire safety is a key factor.”Robert Andrew, vice president of community hazards mitigation at Insurance Services Office, said their ratings help communities evaluate public fire protection services.“By securing lower fire insurance premiums for communities with better public protection,” he said. “The Public Protection Classification program provides incentives and rewards for communities that choose to improve their firefighting services.”Lt. Kyle Falkner of the Fort Worth Fire Department said the ratings can have lasting effects on the community.“The expectation is that homeowners and business owners will see a lower insurance cost in a class-1 city,” said Falkner. “Hopefully, we are helping folks and businesses to move here.”Falkner said the department receiving recognition was a collective effort of several departments and the community.“We hope this demonstrates to the community that we have been good stewards of their tax dollars and now they can say that we have the best departments in the nation,” said Falkner.Falkner said a ceremony for the community is expected to be organized around Mar. 1 to celebrate the achievement, however, plans have yet to be announced. Facebook Fort Worth boxing club prepares for Golden Gloves Fort Worth’s art scene gets a little bigger with the opening of the Art Room Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Jacob Smith Jacob Smith Linkedin Twitter ReddIt ReddIt Friends, family join together to remember TCU student killed in boating accidentlast_img read more

Interest in the Brisbane unit market starting to lift again

first_imgInterest in units is on the rise again according to Haesley Cush.A YEAR ago if I was calling auctions for apartments it would be me, the agent and my little yellow gavel.But last Saturday, with the wheel slowly starting to turn on the Brisbane apartment market, I conducted in-room auctions in Spring Hill and the room was packed!The story from the day was not the number of sales nor any record prices achieved. It was simply the number of bidders who turned up and bid. The Brisbane unit market was drowning in new units and it seems we are now starting to tread water as demand starts to slowly walk its way toward supply.What is behind this increase in activity is that it is simply good value.Prices have corrected over the last couple of years as buyers left the market. This caused motivated sellers to adjust their prices to entice the decreasing buying pool to investigate their property and then the race to the bottom followed.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoIt seems we have hit that bottom and we have just started to bounce.The apartment market still represents strong value and I am yet to see any evidence of prices moving. One of the sales last weekend was for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit in O’Keefe St, Woolloongabba selling for $330,000.It was only a few kilometres from the CBD so it is easy to see why the interest is starting to build.Lending restrictions are still the main concern for this segment of the market.This week Westpac and St George increased their rates slightly, while other institutions have applied new lending criteria to borrowers.These little adjustments will likely temper any growth in the apartment market to a low heat at best.last_img read more

Man Utd table lucrative £5.2m per year wages for Ighalo to beat off Chinese interest

first_img Ighalo’s goals have been influential in United tallying an unbeaten run stretching 11 matches, with fellow January arrival Bruno Fernandes also playing a crucial role. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already signalled his intentions to make the transfer permanent. “Odion has done really well when he’s come in and he’s enjoying himself,” Solskjaer said. “He will improve and get better, but he has qualities that we saw in him that we needed and we’ll still need those qualities for next season so let’s see what we do.” In other news, Portugal international Fernandes has expressed his desire to match his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo’s achievements at United. Read Also:Ighalo wins Man Utd’s goal of the month award Ronaldo became one of the world’s best players during his time at Old Trafford, where he won silverware including the Premier League and Champions League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… It is now the battle of the fittest as Manchester United set to prepare a three-year deal worth €6million (£5.2million) per year in wages for striker Odion Ighalo, according to reports. Ighalo has taken his opportunity with both hands at United Ighalo, who moved to United on loan from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua on deadline day in January, has hit the ground running with four goals in eight appearances. Indeed, the Nigerian’s strikes helped the Red Devils progress in the Europa League and FA Cup before the season was brought to a halt earlier this month. Previous reports have suggested that Ighalo was ‘seriously flattered’ by an offer of more than £400,000 per week from Shanghai. However, according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schria – via his Twitter account – United are trying just as hard to keep the striker at Old Trafford. Schria claims that United want to pay €15million to buy Ighalo outright and believe that their contract offer will be enough to convince the 30-year-old to stay in England, even if he is offered more to return to China. Ighalo‘s deal reportedly ends on May 31 – a month before the expiry date of standard loan spells – meaning United could earmark the Nigerian’s signing as a priority in the coming weeks.center_img Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeithlast_img read more

Half-time: Reading 1 Fulham 0

first_imgNew signing Matt Smith was sent off just 18 minutes into his Fulham debut, with Reading ahead at half-time through Glenn Murray’s goal.Murray headed in Jordan Obita’s cross on 15 minutes after the Whites had been forced to defend heavily from the start.Fulham, yet to win in the Championship, stayed focused but heads dropped when Smith, signed from Leeds on deadline day, was shown a straight red card for a high tackle on Obita.Only Chris David looked threatening for the visitors before the break, forcing Adam Federici into a good save, while Jake Taylor missed by a whisker for the Royals.Fulham boss Felix Magath made three changes to the side that drew with Cardiff last time out, with 38-year-old goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly also making his debut along with Smith, and youngster Sean Kavanagh returning at left-back.Fulham (4-4-2): Kiraly; Voser, Burn, Bodorov, Kavanagh; Hoogland, Parker, David, Hyndman; McCormack, Smith.Subs not used: Bettinelli, Satfylidis, Hutchinson, Zverotic, Roberts, Rodallega, Christensen.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Steve Kerr in a joking mood about NBA’s 2-minute report; Draymond Green’s 15th technical

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND — No longer did Steve Kerr show the anger he had about the officiating in the Warriors’ overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. The Warriors’ coach still has his sarcasm, though.The NBA’s two-minute report said that it made the correct call when official Marat Kogut ruled that Minnesota’s Keita Bates-Diop committed a foul on Kevin Durant …last_img

Dynamic Editing & ‘Play Around’ in Premiere Pro

first_imgIn this post, discover how to make precise edits during playback in Adobe Premiere Pro –  this is dynamic video editing!Premiere Pro makes it possible to dynamically trim your edit points while playing through your timeline.  As playback loops around an edit point you can make precise cuts – especially useful for more complex projects as well as timing edits to music cues.  To make this possible we’ll need to modify our  ‘Play Around’ and ‘Loop’ settings in Premiere.  So, let’s dive in…The first step is to know how to use the ‘PLAY AROUND’ function. You can either add a button to the program monitor for this function or learn the keyboard shortcut for it.  I’ll show you both:The ‘Play Around’ Button in PremiereWhen you click on this button at the bottom of the program monitor (or the source monitor) …Button Editor… you get the following optional buttons which you can drag and drop alongside or underneath the present buttons in your monitor.Button OptionsWhile you can add the button to your present set of buttons and then click ‘OK’ to close the box, if you hover over any of the buttons you get a tool tip telling you what the keyboard shortcut is (if that button has one).  Below I have hovered over the ‘Play Around’ button and you can see that its shortcut is ‘SHIFT + K’‘Play Around’ Button and Short-CutsNow you know what the shortcut is there’s no need to add the button and clutter up your monitor panel (but you certainly can if you choose).How Does ‘Play Around’ Work?In Premiere Pro, ‘play around‘ will will play a predetermined amount of seconds before and after a playheads starting position.  The ‘play around’ default in Premiere Pro is set at 2 seconds before and 2 seconds after – giving a total play time of 4 seconds.This figure is set in your Premiere Pro preferences and can be changed to any length you wish. Simply go to your preferences:  Premiere Pro > Preferences > Playback (on a MAC) or Edit > Preferences > Playback (on a PC).  You can change that number here:Play Around TimingsPre-roll is the amount of time in seconds Premiere Pro will play before the starting point of the playhead and post-roll is the amount of time in seconds that Premiere Pro will play after the starting point of the playhead.For me, 2 seconds for both pre-roll and post-roll is a little long and I often find that 1 second for each is sufficient – but set it to whatever works best for you.  Just as a side note, you can’t set these to fractions of a second – only to whole seconds.Looping Playback in Premiere ProPresently, we can use ‘Play Around’ with our SHIFT + K shortcut but it will only play once and then stop. What we want is for ‘Play Around‘ to continuously loop as we work on the edit point so that we don’t have to keep starting it over and over again.  This is done with the ‘LOOP’ function.Once again you can add a button from the Button Editor to have a button for ‘LOOP’ in your monitor (and if you need to turn it on and off often then this may be a good option). This is the ‘LOOP’ button if you want to add it …‘LOOP’ ButtonIf you really do end up using this function a great deal it may be worth creating a keyboard shortcut for it.However, there is another way to set the ‘LOOP’ function through the panel menu and this is a good way to set it up so that it keeps looping. This works well if you don’t need to keep turning the ‘LOOP’ function off and on.Panel Menu ‘LOOP’ OptionNow that we have both ‘Play Around’ and ‘LOOP’ set up – when we hit SHIFT + K our play-head will keep looping around the place ut was originally set, until we hit the spacebar or K to stop playback.Now, let’s move on to editing.Dynamic Editing in Premiere ProTo start dynamic editing in Premiere Pro we need to get into the edit mode and this is done by simply hitting the ‘T’ key. This will snap the playhead to the nearest edit point and give us the ‘ROLLING EDIT’ tool by default.Entering Trim ModeOur ‘Program Monitor’ will look something like this:Program Monitor in ‘TRIM’ ModeHowever, when we hit SHIFT + K to start ‘Play Around’ it seems that we may have exited TRIM mode because our program monitor starts to show the 2 seconds before the play-head and the 2 seconds after the play-head and the TRIM display has gone. But do not be deceived, if you look in your timeline you will see that the edit point it still active (shown in red – see above) and available for editing.Trimming Shortcuts in PremiereWhat we need now is the ability to move the edit point right or left as needed and while this can be done with the mouse (click and drag on the edit point), the whole point of this editing technique is to get as fine control as possible over the dynamic edit.  So, the best way to do this is with keyboard shortcuts while in the ‘Play Around’ mode.For a quick reminder of what the trimming keyboard shortcuts are, go back to TRIM mode by pressing ‘T’ again and getting the Program Monitor window shown above. Then hover over the buttons shown below to get the appropriate keyboard shortcut (+1 frame, -1 frame, etc).  See our previous post on using “Trim Mode” in Premiere Pro for more details on trimming shortcuts.Here’s how dynamic trimming should work….Hit SHIFT + K to start ‘Play Around’ and look at your edit in the Program Monitor.Then, use ALT + Right/Left Arrow keys (on PC) or OPTION + Right/Left Arrow Keys (on Mac) to trim your edit point frame by frame.You will see it update ‘live’ as the playback continues (because you have the ‘Loop’ mode activated).If you end up trimming a clip beyond the present view, simply stop playback, reset the placing of your playhead and hit SHIFT + K once again.Then, when you want to get to the next edit point use the DOWN arrow to go down the Premiere Pro timeline or the UP arrow to come back up the timeline, hit SHIFT + K and off you go.This type of dynamic trimming in Premiere Pro can become second nature if used regularly.  Happy editing!last_img read more

LeBron James delivers as Cavaliers breeze past Bucks

first_imgLeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket during the second half of a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center on October 20, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James has picked up right where he left off last season, scoring 24 points and dishing out eight assists on Friday as the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised past the Milwaukee Bucks 116-97.The four-time NBA most valuable player led the Cavaliers in scoring for the second straight game despite missing most of the pre-season with an injury.ADVERTISEMENT When James started the season he knew it was going to take time to fully recover from a sprained left ankle that limited him to just one pre-season game.He played 37 minutes and drained 10 of 16 shots on Friday in front of a crowd of 18,700 at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I felt better tonight than I did after game one,” said James who scored a team high 29 points in a season-opening win over Boston on Tuesday.“Each game is going to be another opportunity for me to get into game shape,” he added. “Today I am still not where I want to be.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. out with knee injury LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t tell that to the Bucks, who also had to contend with Kevin Love’s second double-double of the season.Love finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds while Kyle Korver tallied 17, hitting five-of-six three pointers.“This is a huge win as a team,” said James.James injured his ankle after stepping on the foot of rookie forward Cedi Osman during practice on September 27.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 34 points on 15-of-22 shooting with eight rebounds and eight assists for Milwaukee, who lost their home opener and dropped to 1-1 on the season.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH James said the Cavs stuck to their game plan, setting the tone early on defence before getting the offence “popping.”“We know Giannis is going to get his. But we made them make multiple passes, multiple triple drives. We defended.“And then offensively in the second half we started to get that ball popping and had their defence off balance.”Elsewhere, Kemba Walker scored 26 points and Dwight Howard burned his former team for 20 points and 15 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets rallied from a 20-point deficit to storm past the Atlanta Hawks 109-91. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Read Nextlast_img read more

Finals stint an achievement for Bali Pure, says Gorayeb

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? View comments ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide San Miguel ousts Star, advances to PBA Finals anew Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken The Water Defenders’ core is made up of collegiate stars with just Grethcel Soltones and libero Alyssa Eroa who have played in club competition.“Yes we fell short but I told the kids that we’re still proud of them because we managed to enter the finals,” said Gorayeb after his team lost in four sets, 20-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19 to the Lady Warriors. “There were other people who dreamt of going to the finals and we’re the ones who played here.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They are all young players, they are collegiate players, so they should be more matured after this experience. They shouldn’t think of the loss too much and I just told them to be proud of their achievement.”Unlike other teams, Gorayeb said that they didn’t have a couple of months to prepare for the PVL and all they had was the fortnight before the opener. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Adding to that time constraint was Jerrili Malabanan joining practice just three days before the start of the conference.“What they’ve achieved was a huge feat considering none of them had this superstar status,” said Gorayeb.RELATED VIDEOPocari drops Bali Pure to win another PVL title2.8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBali Pure head coach Roger Gorayeb was visibly disappointed after losing in their title series against Pocari Sweat in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.As he leaned against their locker room door, Gorayeb said his Water Defenders could’ve done more, but he knows reaching the finals was already a huge achievement for his young team.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd pull trigger on Martial one-year extension

first_imgMan Utd pull trigger on Martial one-year extensionby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have triggered a one-year option in Anthony Martial’s contract. The Frenchman is now under contract until 2020, however, the club have begun negotiations to further extend that deal.Martial is United’s top goalscorer with eight this season and has established himself as a regular starter after previously falling out with manager Jose Mourinho.Juventus, Chelsea and Tottenham have all expressed an interest in the 23-year-old. However, Goal claims Martial is open to remaining at Old Trafford beyond 2020. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

9 months ago​Liverpool defender Lovren receives one-match Croatia ban

first_img​Liverpool defender Lovren receives one-match Croatia banby Ansser Sadiq9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren has received a one game international ban.The player is under fire because of comments that he made on social media.He posted a video on Instagram after a game against Spain in November, where he insulted the team and Sergio Ramos.According to UEFA, Lovren acted in a way that was not compliant with the body’s disciplinary rules.UEFA can punish anyone “whose conduct is insulting or otherwise violates the basic rules of decent conduct”.Lovren will miss his nation’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Azerbaijan. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img